Fantasy Hoops: 2nd Bananas

    
February 23rd, 2007

Despite the heroic efforts of individual stars, it is impossible to lead a school to the title all by yourself (yes, even you Carmelo!). That being said, it is similarly difficult to do so with a supporting cast of role players who cannot put the ball in the hoop. While none of the players below are the top scorers on their respective teams, they are an integral part of keeping their leading men from being triple-teamed on every possession. So, here are the best “2nd Bananas” in college basketball, from major conferences to mid-majors to best-of-the-rest. Want a hint? If your name is “Curry”, then your game is probably spicy enough to make the list (stats through the end of January):

MAJORS

G JamesOn Curry (Oklahoma State): 17.7 PPG, 3.1 APG, 1.2 SPG, 2.6 3-PT FG/game
G Sharaud Curry (Providence): 16.3 PPG, 4.8 APG, 1.1 SPG, 1.8 3-PT FG/game, 89.7 FT%
G Martin Zeno (Texas Tech): 16.6 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 3.4 APG, 1.5 SPG
G Tyrese Rice (Boston College): 16.3 PPG, 6.1 APG, 1.3 SPG, 1.7 3-PT FG/game
G A.J. Abrams (Texas): 15.2 PPG, 1.4 SPG, 3.5 3-PT FG/game, 92.7 FT%
6th Man Ben McCauley (N.C. State): 15.6 PPG, 6.7 RPG, 3.4 APG, 1.0 SPG, 59.8 FG%

MID-MAJORS

G Antoine Agudio (Hofstra): 20.3 PPG, 1.3 SPG, 3.0 3-PT FG/game
G Marcelus Kemp (Nevada): 17.9 PPG, 2.4 3-PT FG/game
G Brad Jones (Wyoming): 17.6 PPG, 5.1 RPG, 4.5 APG, 1.4 SPG
F Matthew Knight (Loyola Marymount): 16.9 PPG, 7.8 RPG, 1.1 SPG
F Mark Tyndale (Temple): 18.4 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 1.6 SPG, 52.8 FG%
6th Man Ibrahim Jaaber (Pennsylvania): 15.6 PPG, 5.5 APG, 3.1 SPG, 51.9 FG%

BEST-OF-THE-REST

G Chavis Holmes (Virginia Military): 19.9 PPG, 2.9 SPG, 3.6 3-PT FG/game
G Anthony Fisher (Tennessee Tech): 17.3 PPG, 4.1 APG, 1.0 SPG, 79.6 FT%
F Carlos Monroe (Florida Atlantic): 18.4 PPG, 9.2 RPG, 1.2 SPG, 60.4 FG%
F Scott Cutley (CSU Fullerton): 16.2 PPG, 9.2 RPG, 2.6 APG, 50.2 FG%
F Clif Brown (Niagara): 16.0 PPG, 9.4 RPG
6th Man Ken Tutt (Oral Roberts): 16.1 PPG, 2.5 3-PT FG/game, 1.1 SPG